Building Equity into Federal Investments for Housing Resilience

Location: Virtual

Speaker(s): Carlos Martín

Growing federal efforts to make housing and communities more resilient to disasters, especially climate-related hazards, often devalue people and undervalue and/or overlook the possessions of people of low wealth and communities of color. In this talk, Carlos Martín, the new Project Director of the Center’s Remodeling Futures Program, will examine this issue and how it might be addressed. He will discuss some current projects as well as work he’s done on how to make these programs more equitable, which included "Equitable Investments in Infrastructure: A Review of Benefit-Cost Analysis in Federal Flood Mitigation Infrastructure," a study he co-authored while at the Urban Institute.

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A small house surrounded by floodwater.